Al’s passion before his financial career was in soccer, where he was a McDonald’s and Parade All-American in high school in Dallas, Texas. He played in Europe at the age of 15, where his club team, Texas Longhorns, became the first amateur team in the United States to win a major European Cub Tournament, The Munich Cup, in 1979. Al was invited to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado for three years to train and represent the U.S. Junior National Team. He continued playing soccer in college for top ranked Southern Methodist University. After a sports injury, Al decided to use his finance degree and enter the financial services Industry in 1989. After a brief visit, he decided to move to Florida in 1990.
Al received the Accredited Asset Management Specialist designation from the College for Financial Planning in June, 1998. He earned his MBA from the University of Miami in 2001. Al completed his certification in the Wealth Management Program from the Cannon Financial Institute in October, 2006.
In addition to having the Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses, Al holds the life, health and variable annuity license, including long-term care.
Al currently lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with his wife, Wendy, and their two children, David and Amanda. Al is involved in his children’s sports activities. Amanda plays soccer and basketball and David is a competitive swimmer. When schedules permit, the family enjoys heading to Ormond Beach, Florida, where they have a second home, allowing them to spend time with their extended family.
Al likes to stay active, he is a current member of the University of Miami Hurricane Club and enjoys attending professional sporting events with family and friends. He supports various charities, including Wounded Warrior Project, The Salvation Army and the South Florida Food Bank.